PGA Championship live golf scores, results, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1 leaderboard

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There are three tiers of players entering the PGA Championship in Louisville: Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, and the field.

Scheffler has the golf world in the palm of his hands after a dominant start to the year, which included his second career Masters win and a 19-under par victory at the RBC Heritage just a week later. Can the No. 1 player in the world go two-for-two in majors to start 2024?

TIGER TRACKER: Follow Tiger Woods’ Round 1 score with live updates

If anyone is poised to give Scheffler a run for his money, it might be McIlroy. The surging veteran hasn’t won a major since 2014, but his last win came at this very course in Louisville. Could Valhalla Golf Club be the site of McIlroy’s return to glory? The 35-year-old is fresh off a win at the Wells Fargo Championship, though Scheffler didn’t participate in the tournament.

The favorite ultimately won at Augusta in April, but there was no shortage of surprise contenders who hung right with Scheffler right down to the final day. Thursday’s first round at the PGA Championship is a prime opportunity for unheralded names to position themselves for contention. 

The Sporting News is tracking live scores, results, and highlights from Round 1 of the PGA Championship on Thursday. Follow along below with all of the key moments.

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PGA Championship leaderboard 2024

Rank Player Score (hole)
1 Doug Ghim -2 (7)
  Xander Schauffele -2 (4)
  Viktor Hovland -2 (3)
  Rory McIlroy -2 (4)
  Sahith Theegala -2 (2)

See the full PGA Championship leaderboard here.

PGA Championship live updates, highlights from Thursday’s Round 1

(All times Eastern.)

9:32 a.m. — Sahith Theegala is off to a fast start as well. He birdied each of his first two holes at the major, as scoring conditions are good at Valhalla on Thursday.

9:28 a.m. — Has Viktor Hovland finally figured out his swing? He’s 2 under through three holes at the PGA Championship. He made tweaks to his swing after winning the 2023 FedEx Cup, but he’s finally starting to look a bit more comfortable on the course.

9:20 a.m. — Tiger Woods is starting to heat up. He just made a solid birdie putt to get himself back to even par through four holes.

9:10 a.m. — Xander Schauffele continues to play well. He sinks a mid-length birdie to move to 2 under through four. He and Doug Ghim are the only two players presently at 2 under, but it seems like the field is starting to round into form as more golfers hit the course.

9:04 a.m. — Woods manages to save par on his third hole despite facing a lengthy par putt. That keeps him at 1 over and within striking distance of first place.

8:58 a.m. — Doug Ghim dropped a shot. The leaders are now all at 1 over for the tournament.

8:56 a.m. — Tiger Woods was forced to pitch out of the rough on his third hole. That puts him in danger of carding back-to-back birdies, as he is facing a 180-yard-long approach shot for his third on the hole.

8:53 a.m. — Justin Thomas is sitting at even par through three holes. The Kentucky native has gotten his birdie putts close to the hole, but he hasn’t yet been able to sink them.

8:43 a.m. — Tiger Woods finds himself in trouble on his second hole, a Par 3. He missed the green with his tee shot and hit it to the edge of the bunker with his chip from the rough. That will cost him at least one stroke on the hole.

8:42 a.m. — Rory McIlroy gets off to a good start on the Par-5 10th hole. He birdies the hole to get to 1 under early.

8:41 a.m. — Doug Ghim gets to 2 under while Luke Donald bogeys his fifth hole of the day. That gives Ghim a solo standing in first place early in this major.

8:38 a.m. — Xander Schauffele is the first of the world’s top 10 players to get under par. He birdied the 11th hole (his second of the day) to get to 1 under early.

8:30 a.m. — Luke Donald continues to perform well Thursday morning. He is the first to get multiple strokes under par and is sitting at 2 under after four. Doug Ghim (1 under) is the only other player currently under par.

8:15 a.m. — Tiger Woods has officially teed off at Valhalla. He starts by striping a shot down the middle of the fairway on a baby cut. Good start.

8:10 a.m.. — PGA professional Michael Block shocked the world by tying for 15th at the PGA Championship in 2023. His return to the event in 2024 didn’t start well, as he is 5 over through two holes. That included a quadruple bogey on his second hole of the day.

8:05 a.m — Tee times were delayed by 10 minutes Thursday at Valhalla due to fog, but play is underway at the PGA Championship. Luke Donald notched the first birdie of the day on the first hole to kickstart golf’s second major.

What channel is the PGA Championship on today?

  • Round 1: Thursday, May 16
  • TV channels: ESPN
  • Live stream: ESPN+, Fubo

The first round of the 2024 PGA Championship will be carried on ESPN+ from 8 a.m. ET until 12 p.m. ET. Coverage will shift to ESPN at 12 p.m. ET and finish at 7 p.m.

Viewers in Canada can find the PGA Championship on TSN.

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PGA Championship tee times and groups 2024

Round 1: Thursday, May 16

First tee

Time (ET) Grouping
7:15 a.m. Michael Block, Luke Donald, Shaun Michael
7:26 a.m. Jeff Kellen, Alex Smalley, Ben Kohles
7:37 a.m. Ryan Fox, Josh Speight, Matt Wallace
7:48 a.m. Zac Oakley, Adam Svensson, Ryo Hisatsune
7:59 a.m. Adam Hadwin, Martin Kaymer, Taylor Pendrith
8:10 a.m. Byeong Hun An, Alexander Bjork, Eric Cole
8:21 a.m. Adam Schenk, Corey Conners, Nick Dunlap
8:32 a.m. John Daly, Lee Hodges, Robert MacIntyre
8:43 a.m. Peter Malnati, Kurt Kitayama, Victor Perez
8:54 a.m. Ben Polland, Zac Blair, Ryan van Velzen
9:05 a.m. Jeremy Wells, Sami Valimaki, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
9:16 a.m. Jared Jones, Taylor Moore, Patrick Rodgers
9:27 a.m. Kyle Mendoza, Andy Ogletree, Erik van Rooyen
12:45 p.m. David Puig, Thriston Lawrence, Matt Dobyins
12:56 p.m. Tracy Phillips, Denny McCarthy, Keita Nakajima
1:07 p.m. Talor Gooch, Cameron Davis, Harris English
1:18 p.m. Jason Day, Shane Lowry, Nicolai Hojgaard
1:29 p.m. Min Woo Lee, Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel
1:40 p.m. Gary Woodland, Tom Kim, Joaquin Niemann
1:51 p.m. Collin Morikawa, Phil Mickelson, Matthew Fitzpatrick
2:02 p.m. Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, Cameron Young
2:13 p.m. Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Scottie Scheffler
2:24 p.m. Patrick Cantlay, Camilo Villegas, Will Zalators
2:35 p.m. Patrick Reed, Sam Burns, Padraig Harrington
2:46 p.m. Brad Marek, Mark Hubbard, Maverick McNealy
2:57 p.m. Braden Shattuck, Taylor Montgomery, S.H. Kim

Tenth tee

Time (ET) Grouping
7:20 a.m. Doug Ghim, Tyler Collett, Adrian Meronk
7:31 a.m. Larkin Gross, Lucas Herbert, Grayson Murray
7:42 a.m. Lucas Glover, Stephan Jaeger, Russell Henley
7:53 a.m. Ludvig Aberg, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas
8:04 a.m. Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley
8:15 a.m. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose
8:26 a.m. Cameron Smith, Hideki Matsuyama, Viktor Hovland
8:37 a.m. Brooks Koepka, Max Homa, Jordan Spieth
8:48 a.m. Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton, Sahith Theegala
8:59 a.m. Akshay Bhatia, Bryson DeChambeau, Tommy Fleetwood
9:10 a.m. Sepp Straka, Takumi Kanaya, Nick Taylor
9:21 a.m. Andy Svoboda, Ben Griffin, Dean Burmister
9:32 a.m. Preston Cole, Tim Widing, Adrian Otaegui
12:40 p.m Rich Beem, Sebastian Soderberg, Kazuma Kobori
12:51 p.m. Josh Bevell, Aaron Rai, Jordan Smith
1:02 p.m. Andrew Putnam, Jesse Mueller, Charley Hoffman
1:13 p.m. Si Woo Kim, Tom Hoge, Alex Noren
1:24 p.m. Y.E. Yang, Mathieu Pavon, J.T. Poston
1:35 p.m. Jake Knapp, Jason Dufner, Francesco Molinari
1:46 p.m. Thomas Detry, Jimmy Walker, Rasmus Hojgaard
1:57 p.m. Austin Eckroat, Luke List, Mackenzie Hughes
2:08 p.m. Sungjae Im, Christiaan Bezuidenhout, Beau Hossler
2:19 p.m. Thorbjorn Olesen, Brendon Todd, Keith Mitchell
2:30 p.m. John Somers, Brice Garnett, Jesper Svensson
2:41 p.m. Emiliano Grillo, Evan Bowser, Alejandro Tosti
2:52 p.m. Vincent Norrman, Wyatt Worthington II, Chris Gotterup

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